Endless Band Patents (Class 101/111)
  • Patent number: 10754197
    Abstract: Disclosed is a correction system for an alignment film printing plate, including: a roller and a printing plate mounted as a sleeve outside of the roller, wherein a first end portion of the printing plate is provided thereon with a plurality of columns of buckle groups, and a second end portion of the printing plate is provided thereon with a plurality of columns of slot groups engaged with the buckle groups. The correction system for the alignment film printing plate further includes an image controller used for measuring a deviation value between an actual position and a preset position for printing of an alignment film on a substrate. The correcting system of the alignment film printing plate has a simple structure and is capable of realizing different stretching degrees of an alignment film pattern at different positions on the printing plate, so as to improve a correction effect of the printing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaixiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10619531
    Abstract: As a lubricant present between a transfer belt for transferring a print sheet and a platen plate on a rear side thereof and bringing the both into close contact, a lubricant containing 70 weight % or more of a fatty acid ester solvent with carbon number in a molecule of 20 or more and 34 or less is used so as to reduce sliding between the transfer belt and the platen plate and sliding resistance generated between the transfer belt for transferring the print sheet and an auxiliary plate arranged along this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiro Endo
  • Patent number: 10414184
    Abstract: A print method using a printer module of a portable label printing/sticking machine, the portable label printing/sticking machine performing printing on each label piece of a continuous label formed by temporarily adhering a plurality of label pieces on a ribbon-shaped liner sheet and sticking the label pieces, wherein the printer module is first and second printer modules provided in at least two vertical stages, any one of the first and second printer modules being provided with an item print band across at least two columns, the other one of the first and second printer modules being provided with a data print band, and the print method includes printing a partitioning frame that partitions a print area of the label piece into four regions including upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right regions on the label piece in advance; and printing on the four regions of the print area using the first and second printer modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Hanyu, Kentaro Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10118425
    Abstract: A recording apparatus for which it is easy to release a lock of a carriage and perform maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Matsuzaki, Tetsuya Miyagawa, Shota Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9598259
    Abstract: A notebook including a group of a preset number of consecutive unit forms which are printed on both faces thereof and spreadably zigzag-folded is produced through a process that includes: printing on both surfaces of a continuous web by two printers each equipped with an endless belt-shaped printing plate, with intermediate inversion of the two surfaces of the web, followed by zig-zag folding and cutting and separating the printed web for each of the preset number of forms. The obtained notebook is capable of preventing falsification and missing pages by inclusion of a horizontal ruled line provided in a main data region and formed of a succession of micro characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: YUGENGAISHA MISATOMIRAI21
    Inventor: Manabu Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8770104
    Abstract: The machine of the present invention carries out the operations for the quality control of the material printed on a paper or plastic band; the machine has, in the central part, the quality control equipment, preceded by a first part which is constituted of a spool un-winder and of a final part which is constituted of a spool re-winder. The first part, constituted of the un-winder, is comprised between the unwound material and a main drawer, the central part, which constitutes the quality control equipment, is comprised between the main drawer, the control level and an arrest compensator, secondary operations and re-winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Prati S.r.l.
    Inventor: Pietro Prati
  • Patent number: 8695496
    Abstract: The invention describes an insert element (1) for a stamp, with several setting wheels (9) disposed adjacent to one another which are rotatably mounted on a shaft (7) of an insert body (2). The setting wheels (9) are designed to support typeface belts (10). The typeface belts (10) are covered at least in the region of the setting wheels (9) by a cover element (12) which in turn has end regions (19, 20) spaced apart from one another in the direction of the shaft (7) and is provided with slots (13) through which setting wheel circumferences (11) extend. In order to couple the cover element (12) with the insert body (2), at least one coupling mechanism (15) is provided, which comprises respective co-operating coupling elements (16, 17) on the insert body (2) and on the cover element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Ortner
  • Patent number: 8596196
    Abstract: An adjustment wheel assembly of an adjustable stamp, mounted on an adjustment wheel unit of the adjustable stamp, has a printing type cover combined with a torsion spring and pivotally mounted on the adjustable wheel unit, and a fastener mounted on the adjustment wheel unit. The printing type cover has a tab and a snap part formed on another side of the printing type cover to engage the fastener and disengage the fastener when a pressing part of the fastener is pressed. The torsion spring enables the printing type cover to flip up. The printing type cover is closed and fixed by pressing down the tab formed on an edge portion of the printing type cover. Accordingly, users' fingers can be prevented from being stained upon flipping up and closing the printing type cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Patent number: 8474505
    Abstract: A tattoo applicator for applying temporary tattoos to a subject, the tattoo applicator including a handheld housing and a sponge moveably supported by the housing to moisten the temporary tattoo and to apply pressure to the temporary tattoo. In some examples, the housing defines a retaining slot for receiving a tattoo-forming sheet. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a timer. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a push rod and a tattoo mount supported by the housing, the tattoo mount defining a port through which the push rod extends. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a fluid reservoir mounted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Ozuna, Erika Kane, Craig Stock
  • Patent number: 8240248
    Abstract: Provided is an endless printing belt which is capable of reducing ink leakage from a back surface, reducing a loss of ink due to volatilization in the case of applying volatile ink, ensuring a smooth feeding action of the printing belt to achieve accurate positioning of a printing portion, and enhancing belt strength so as to suppress deformation of the belt. In an endless printing belt mainly made of thermoplastic resin provided with interconnected cells, a surface of the belt constitutes a surface for a printing surface, a side surface is rendered ink-impermeable, and a back surface of the belt includes an ink-impermeable portion and an ink-permeable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Yamahachi Kemikaru Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Toyama
  • Patent number: 7954428
    Abstract: An endless print belt for rotary stamp in which a plurality of print sections are disposed and spaced-out between each other on a surface of a print belt main body, with at least the print surface of the print section being formed of porous material, wherein a groove in the width direction is formed at an intermediate position of each spaced-out part. Preferably, the spaced-out part is formed such that the surface thereof is in a non-porous state and both ends of the groove are formed into a bund part, for preventing ink from running out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 7954427
    Abstract: In a rotary stamp with master stamp incorporating a master stamp having an oblong hole from which a desired print section of a rotary stamp is exposed in the bottom part of a grip case containing the rotary stamp, a thin melt-processed laminated belt produced by treating the superficial layer of a laminated belt foundation composed of porous thermoplastic resin belt base and an ink circulation reinforced rear fabric such that only a print section is left in a porous state while the other part of the belt is melt processed into anon-porous state that is used as an endless print belt, with the oblong hole in the master stamp formed in a size which allows the belt to pass along a bridge part without the surfaces making contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 7900674
    Abstract: A labeling machine comprises a self-regulating arresting member of a label holder tape. The arresting member is able to press the tape against an abutting surface when a label has to be applied on a destination surface and it releases said tape when, on the action of a control device the tape is actuated to advance. The labeling machine further comprises a printing device whose inking roller is associated to a device that enables it to be engaged easily and conveniently on a respective support arm. The support arm in turn is advantageously connected to an access door to internal areas of the labeling machine, whose opening determines the exit of the support arm and the exposure of the inking roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Open Data S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giorgio Arena
  • Patent number: 7765924
    Abstract: This invention provides a stamp which enables a print image combining a fixed print face with a changeable print face to be visibly recognized through a sample. A date stamp forms a print image by synthesizing a fixed print face with a movable print face arbitrarily selectable by operating an operation portion. The movable print faces are provided on the outer face of a belt body in a plurality of quantity. Samples of the print images of the movable print faces are printed on the outside face on an opposite side of the belt body. Each movable print face and sample are matched with each other so that the sample of the print image of the movable print face located at a side face of a holding body is located on other side face. A user can see a sample of the print image of the fixed print face and a sample seen through a sample window as an image of a stamp result through a sample face on an opposite side to the print face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsunobu Suda
  • Patent number: 7757605
    Abstract: In a fixed print portion 100, a cylindrical holding member 125 holds a fixed print member 112 and an ink storage body 113 from the side of the ink storage body 113 and a frame member 120 having an L-shaped section is set from the side of the fixed print member 112 so that it is fitted to the outer periphery of the holding member 125, thereby a print face 111 is held and exposed outside. A portion of the fixed print member 112 near the outer periphery is nipped between the frame member 120 and the holding member 125 in a compressed state because the frame member 120 is fitted to the holding member 125 and an exposed portion of the fixed print member 112 has a difference of height H between the end face of the frame member 120 and the print face 111. A damper member 300 is disposed between the frame member 120 and a flange 203 provided on a supporting case 201 of the movable print portion 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Kobayashi, Hiromi Kitamura, Kazuyuki Kanbe
  • Patent number: 7654198
    Abstract: A type unit (3) for a self-inking stamp (1) with at least one type band (32) placed over a drive wheel (33-36), the drive wheel being rotatably mounted in two legs (30) of a bearing member (28) and provided with an adjustment wheel (38), and with a hood-shaped cover (48) which includes at least one slot (51) for the passage of a circumferential part of the adjustment wheel (38) of the drive wheel (33-36) as well as snap-in elements (47) in the region of its free ends and which covers the at least one type band (32) in the region of the drive wheel (33-36) in a position releasably fastened by snapping in on the bearing member (28), wherein the two legs (30) of the bearing member (28) each have two projecting snap-in noses (44) on their outer side that faces away from the type band (32), and the cover (48) includes two cantilevering extensions (50) on each one of its two front sides, as snap-in elements (47) for snapping engagement with the snap-in noses (44) of the bearing member (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co., KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7621216
    Abstract: A printing band with human readable and printing characters is capable of printing on preprinted labels with seven color zones. The selected printing band can print the day of the week, such as Wednesday, plus obliterate all the color zones except for the color zone corresponding to the commercially accepted color for that selected day, such as Wednesday.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: Frank S. Jacobs, Gary E. McMullen
  • Publication number: 20090107351
    Abstract: Provided is an endless printing belt which is capable of reducing ink leakage from a back surface, reducing a loss of ink due to volatilization in the case of applying volatile ink, ensuring a smooth feeding action of the printing belt to achieve accurate positioning of a printing portion, and enhancing belt strength so as to suppress deformation of the belt. In an endless printing belt mainly made of thermoplastic resin provided with interconnected cells, a surface of the belt constitutes a surface for a printing surface, a side surface is rendered ink-impermeable, and a back surface of the belt includes an ink-impermeable portion and an ink-permeable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Toyama
  • Publication number: 20080236415
    Abstract: In a rotary stamp with master stamp incorporating a master stamp 3 having a window hole 30 from which a desired print section of a rotary stamp 2 is exposed in the bottom part of a grip case 4 containing a rotary stamp 2, a thin melt-processed laminated belt produced by treating the superficial layer of a laminated belt foundation composed of porous thermoplastic resin belt base 24a and an ink circulation reinforced rear fabric 24b such that only a print section is left in porous state while the other part is met-processed into non-porous face is used as an endless print belt 24 and the window hole 30 in the master stamp 3 is formed in a size which allows the belt to pass through along a bridge part 23 without its surface's making contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Publication number: 20080236416
    Abstract: An endless print belt for rotary stamp in which a plurality of print sections 5 are disposed with spaced-out parts 51 between each other on the surface of a print belt main body 24 at least the surface of which is formed of porous material, wherein a groove 25 in the width direction is formed at an intermediate position of each spaced-out part 51. Preferably, the spaced-out part 51 is formed such that the surface thereof is in non-porous state or both ends of the groove 25 are formed into a band part 53 for preventing ink from running out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kondo, Shogo Ichise, Takahiro Higuchi, Taketoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 7159511
    Abstract: A manufacturing line for manufacturing a print belt comprising a support-forming strip and a photopolymerized resin forming printing characters, the line comprises spreader means adapted to spread the resin on the strip, photopolymerizer means adapted to solidify that portion of the resin that is to correspond to the printing characters, remover means adapted to remove the non-photopolymerized resin from the strip, and drive means adapted to drive the strip in translation in such a manner that each of its transverse sections passes in succession in register with the spreader means, the photopolymerizer means, and the remover means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Chevrillon-Philippe Industrie
    Inventors: Arnaud De Ponnat, Mickael Bernou, Damien Leleu, Faye Renaud
  • Patent number: 6935231
    Abstract: A stamp, comprising a stamping case; a rail provided inside said stamping case, having a locus of making a U-turn on a stamping surface of a stamp; and a strip belt for sliding along said rail by being engaged with the rail, attached a plurality of stamping surfaces at predetermined intervals and provided with a tab protruding outside of said stamping case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Naritomi
  • Patent number: 6931989
    Abstract: A device for selecting print characters of endless printing bands in a printer that, when restricting the rotation of endless printing bands for preventing fouling of display characters, can avoid excessive rotational force from acting on the endless printing bands and enable selection of desired print characters in cases where, for example, the endless printing band is for full-periphery printing or half-periphery printing. Both half-periphery printing capability and full-periphery printing capability can be implemented by providing regulating blocks capable of rotation as print pressure bearing members, the device is characterized in that selection of print characters is restricted by engagement of drive projections of an endless printing band and an elastic section of a movable stopper member and that, in the case where no drive projection engages with the elastic section, selection of print character is made possible and a regulating block receives the print pressure on the print character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Tadao Kashiwaba, Tadashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6857360
    Abstract: A printer (15) for hand-labeling devices (1) has printing bands (57) bearing print types (17). Each band is positively guided around a selector wheel (53) and around a counter-pressure element (55) spaced apart from the wheel. Selected types (17) are set into printing position on the counter-pressure element (55) by rotation of the selector wheel (53). The selector wheel (53) has engagement recesses (60) into which a stop member elastically engages when a printing position is reached, thereby fixing the selector wheel (53), and hence the printing band (57), in the printing position. The stop member is provided as a comb-shaped stop spring (66) having individual teeth or elastic tongues (61a thru 61x), with one elastic tongue being associated with each selector wheel (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems International GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Heckmann
  • Patent number: 6843173
    Abstract: A cover for a numbering stamp has a cover body, two side surfaces, an outer surface, two recesses and multiple slots. The cover body is U-shaped, and each recess is defined on one of the side surfaces. The recesses attach to the stamping apparatus. The slots are defined through the outer surface of the cover, and multiple adjustment disks of the stamping apparatus extend respectively out of the slots. The cover for the numbering stamp prevents a person's fingers from getting dirty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Publication number: 20040255801
    Abstract: A cover for a numbering stamp has a cover body, two side surfaces, an outer surface, two recesses and multiple slots. The cover body is U-shaped, and each recess is defined on one of the side surfaces. The recesses attach to the stamping apparatus. The slots are defined through the outer surface of the cover, and multiple adjustment disks of the stamping apparatus extend respectively out of the slots. The cover for the numbering stamp prevents a person's fingers from getting dirty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 6805047
    Abstract: A golf ball stamping device includes a housing with an ink pad, a mechanism for mounting a golf ball in such a way that the golf ball is prevented from turning, and a stamping mechanism for stamping at least one character onto the golf ball, wherein the stamping means includes at least one continuous band and a small wheel for turning the at least one continuous band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: Peter Wahler
  • Patent number: 6722273
    Abstract: The numbering machine comprises a series of cams (2) and a series of wheels (3), each cam (2) being connected with a wheel (3), so that the turning of a cam (2) signifies the turning of a wheel (3). The cams (2) have on their periphery nine projections (17) and a recess or hollow (18), while each wheel (3) has on its periphery the digits corresponding to the first nine numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Comercial de Ăštiles y Moldes, S.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Navarra Pruna
  • Patent number: 6698344
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp with upper stroke inking. The stamp (1) comprises a supporting plate (5) for fixed stamp characters (7), and this supporting plate has a central aperture (8) in which further stamp characters (9) provided on a separate, supporting insert (11) are arranged. The insert (11) is connected with the supporting plate (5) via an adapter (12) into which it is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung-Skopek GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20020170447
    Abstract: A printer (15) for hand-labeling devices (1) has printing bands (57) bearing print types (17). Each band is positively guided around a selector wheel (53) and around a counter-pressure element (55) spaced apart from the wheel. Selected types (17) are set into printing position on the counter-pressure element (55) by rotation of the selector wheel (53). The selector wheel (53) has engagement recesses (60) into which a stop member elastically engages when a printing position is reached, thereby fixing the selector wheel (53), and hence the printing band (57), in the printing position. The stop member is provided as a comb-shaped stop spring (66) having individual teeth or elastic tongues (61a thru 61x), with one elastic tongue being associated with each selector wheel (53).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: Checkpoint Systems International GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Heckmann
  • Patent number: 6352024
    Abstract: There is disclosed an endless flexible printing band and method of making such printing bands. A wide endless band having columns and rows of raised printing characters is molded onto a sheet having columns and rows of visually readable characters corresponding to the printing characters. Following molding, the wide band is slit into a plurality of printing bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Childress
  • Patent number: 6216588
    Abstract: A character wheel, particularly for a numbering machine, comprises a character wheel disc having a plurality of printing portion mounting surfaces formed at an interval from each other in a circumferential direction on an outer peripheral surface of the character wheel disc and an engaging groove formed to at least one of portions between the respective printing portion mounting surfaces and a flexible character wheel band mounted to the outer peripheral surface of the character wheel disc. The character wheel band is formed with engaging projections formed at both longitudinal ends thereof and the engaging projections are engaged with the engaging groove formed to the character wheel disc so that the flexible character wheel band is mounted to the character wheel disc therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Kazunosuke Makino
  • Patent number: 6189447
    Abstract: There is disclosed an endless flexible printing band and method of making such printing bands. A wide endless band having columns and rows of raised printing characters is molded onto a sheet having columns and rows of visually readable characters corresponding to the printing characters. Following molding, the wide band is slit into a plurality of printing bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Childress
  • Patent number: 6170395
    Abstract: An improved label stamper which is capable of stamping prices on labels attached on a tape so as to attach the stamped labels on commodities is disclosed. A tape loading mechanism of the label stamper is constituted such that a loading case goes in and out of the machine by functions of a pair of folding and extending legs, so that the label tape can be loaded in a convenient manner. A guide is constituted such that a front plate and a rear plate are fastened across a narrow gap, and this gap forms a guide channel. In a holding mechanism, a push plate is disposed facing toward a base plate, and the push plate interlocks a movable lever to the loading case. Thus, if the tape is inserted into the guide channel, the tape is automatically press-held to the base plate. In a stamping mechanism, a selecting hole of a selecting wheel for driving a stamping belt is provided with a recess and a triangular protuberance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Duck Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 6164701
    Abstract: To improve the security in data carriers, such as papers of value, bank notes, ID cards, etc., a numbering apparatus is proposed for individualizing the data carrier whereby the characters are engraved in the engraved blocks present on the numbering apparatus such that the serial number extends along a line having a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Diesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Murl
  • Patent number: 6109179
    Abstract: There is disclosed an endless flexible printing band and method of making such printing bands. A wide endless band having columns and rows of raised printing characters is molded onto a sheet having columns and rows of visually readable characters corresponding to the printing characters. Following molding, the wide band is slit into a plurality of printing bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Childress
  • Patent number: 6009805
    Abstract: The object is to provide a printing apparatus wherein the rotation of endless printing bands is limited in a manner that keeps excessive rotational force from acting on the endless printing bands 7 themselves, thereby avoiding wear, cracking and other damage, and wherein forcible rotation of the endless printing bands causes idle rotation of selector wheels 5 and puts only moderate load on the endless printing bands. Attention is directed to adoption of selector wheel 5 rotation restricting members of a movable type and to enabling the movable stop members 14 to move when excessive force acts on the selector wheels 5 or the endless printing bands 5. A stop bearing member 15 is provided to abut on elastic sections 14B of the movable stop members 14, and engagement between drive projections 7E and the elastic sections 14B with movement of the endless printing bands 7 enables movement of the movable stop members 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Tsutomu Miketa, Tadao Kashiwaba, Takeo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5992312
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp units arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5983789
    Abstract: There is disclosed a printing band and method of making same. The printing band has printing characters and human readable characters. The human readable characters and the portion of the band adjacent thereto are coated with a first coating while masking off the printing characters. Thereafter, the outer surfaces of the human readable character are coated with a second coating which is darker than the first coating. The human readable characters are easy to read and are not easily degraded during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald L. Fogle
  • Patent number: 5950535
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp characters arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5890427
    Abstract: Stamping part so fitted inside the casing (3) of a stamp that it is movable in the vertical direction, pressed by means of a know (4), which stamping part, to enable stamping, is provided with stamping pieces (10-12) placed in socket parts (19). The sockets are connected together in at least one endless band (16,17) by means of connecting lobes (20) between the foot ends of the sockets so that in connecting lobes and socket foot parts form a band. Moreover, the stamping part has a vertical framework (7,9) whose top and bottom ends are so rounded that the band can be revolved around said framework to select a desired stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Leimasinteollisuus Oy
    Inventor: Seppo Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 5819650
    Abstract: A pre-ink die-plate dater includes a casing having a bolt transversely extending therethrough to which at least one disk member is mounted, a die-plate rotatably reeved around a first shaft of the disk member and a second shaft, a bottom board pivotally connected to an underside of the casing and having an oblong opening defined therein so as to receive a stamping face of the die-plate therein. An adjusting member is disposed between the casing and the bottom board and connected to the bottom board by two screws. A distance between the bottom board and the adjusting member is adjusted by rotating the screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 5799576
    Abstract: Endless printing belts with plural types of printing areas arranged on outer surfaces thereof are wound around printing support shafts and printing rotation members. Display rotation mechanisms have, arranged on outer surfaces thereof, display characters corresponding to printing characters in the printing areas arranged on the outer surfaces of the printing belts. A control member applies a torque to each printing rotation member or display rotation mechanism whereby the printing rotation member and display rotation mechanism rotate synchronously. As a result, printing surfaces of the printing areas are successively set to a printing position adjacent the printing support shaft, and display characters corresponding to the printing characters in the printing areas set to the printing position are successively set to a display position. The user may observe the display characters successively appearing in the display position to set display characters corresponding to desired printing characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Koike, Toshinori Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5718169
    Abstract: There is disclosed a self-inking stamp having a pivotable character unit including fixed stamp characters arranged on a supporting plate and settable stamp units arranged on at least one loop-shaped character band, the loop-shaped character band being guided over an adjustment wheel, rotatably mounted on a central body of the character unit and associated to the character band, and over a supporting ledge supporting that stamp character of the character band which is intended for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5619916
    Abstract: A printer comprising printing type belts 16 and 16' having printing types 16b and 16b' as well as indicating types 16d and 16d', and setting wheels 7 and 7' for turning the printing type belts, and configured to limit the turnings of the printing type belts for preventing the indicating types from being fouled, and to allow the setting wheels to rotate idly for preventing breakage of the printer itself after the printing type belts have reached rotation-limited positions. The rotation-limited position is determined by a pair of convexities 16e and 16f or 16e' and 16f' formed on each of the printing type belts and edges 4a and 5a or 4a' and 5a' of display window frames 4 and 5 or 4' and 5'. The setting wheels are allowed to rotate idly by recesses which are formed in the printing type belts so as to be engaged with teeth 7b and 7b' of the setting wheels, and configured so as to have slanted surfaces 16h and 16h' rising from sides near the convexities toward sides far from the convexities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Shinsei Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoyuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 5525004
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment for securing an end-part of a toothed belt-element (12, 14) to a machine element (10). The machine element (10) has a slot (18, 16) for receiving an end-part of the belt-element. Arranged on at least one of the opposing walls of the slot is at least one gripping bar (22, 28) which projects into the slot and the cross-sectional shape of which corresponds generally to the cross-sectional shape of a tooth-space formed recess (24, 30) in the end-part (14a, 12a) of the belt element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: ICL System AB
    Inventor: Tor Kagebeck
  • Patent number: 5353704
    Abstract: A stamp and a method for stamping is described in which rubberbands are placed on to a stamp body. One of the side surface of the stamp body is then pressed onto an ink pad. The surface of the stamp body is pressed onto a media so as to produce an image on the media. Any of a number of different geometry's of stamp bodies and rubberbands may be used to form a variety of images. The stamp body has grooves formed within it such that the rubberbands may be secured to the stamp body. Multi-colored images and patterns may be formed by using either multi-colored stamp pads or making multiple images by using a number of stamp pads having different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: WildeWood Creative Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen J. Canto
  • Patent number: 5237919
    Abstract: This invention describes a hand-held unit incorporating a plurality of character carrying memberss in the form of continuous bands or strips which can be mechanically adjusted, as desired, to display a series of desired analog numbers at a first location and to produce a bar code representation thereof at a second location. Such continuous bands or strips allow a user to apply an imprint of the bar code representation produced directly to a document--for example, as a bar code representation of a Postal Service ZIP code destination to a piece of mail. A plurality of thumbwheels are disposed for actuation to display the analog numbers on the continuous bands and to bring the bar code representation into position. Each of the continuous bands has a narrow section carrying the analog numbers and a wide section carrying the bar code representation. Each of the thumbwheels has a smaller diameter section for mounting the narrow section of each of the continuous bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Inventors: James J. Kinstrey, Reynaldo A. Mustafa
  • Patent number: 5044792
    Abstract: A microprinter for use in combination with such compact equipments as electronic calculator. The microprinter comprises a type belt driven through a belt pulley by a motor, a type selecting ratchet wheel combined with the belt pulley for rotation together with the latter, a hammer for pressing a selected type of the type belt to print the type on a recording sheet, a main printing gear driven by the motor, a selector lever capable of selectively engaging the type selecting ratchet wheel or the main printing gear, an armature plate associated with the selector lever, an electromagnetic clutch for driving the armature plate, and a sheet feed lever interlocked through the armature plate with the electromagnetic clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Goto
  • Patent number: 4970952
    Abstract: A date-stamping apparatus having a casing, a bridge member located at the lower end of the casing, a tension roller located above the casing and forced upwardly, an endless date-printing belt having printing letters on its outside surface and spanned between the bridge member and the tension roller, a date-belt driving wheel located within the casing at a substantially intermediate portion. The date of driving wheel has a circumferential engagement section co-operating with the belt and being contacted by the outside surface of the belt, and an electric motor intermittently energized by a timing circuit and operatively connected with the belt-driving wheel, so that stamped date is electrically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Shachihata Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Imao Hiraga, Masamori Uchikawa, Makoto Mizuno